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Saturday, January 15, 2022

Florida Man Gets 5 Years For Lewd Images Via Social Media

A 34-year-old Florida man was sentenced to five years in prison for sending inappropriate images to his victims, including minors, via social media messaging.
Saturday, January 15, 2022

UH Football Coach Resigns Amid Cloud of Allegations

Hawai’i football coach Todd Graham resigned Friday after two seasons with the school and mounting allegations that he mistreated players and festered a toxic atmosphere around the program.
Saturday, January 15, 2022

5,977 New Cases, 6 Deaths Reported Saturday

The state Department of Health reported 5,977 new COVID-19 cases Saturday, bringing the statewide total to 166,008. Six new fatalities were reported.
Saturday, January 15, 2022

Tsunami Advisory Cancelled

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center has cancelled the tsunami advisory that was issued earlier for the Island and State of Hawai‘i.
Saturday, January 15, 2022

Tsunami Advisory Issued For Hawai‘i

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued a tsunami advisory for the Island and State of Hawai‘i early in the morning on Saturday, Jan. 15 following volcanic eruption occurred at approximately 6:27 p.m. HST in the vicinity of Tonga.
Saturday, January 15, 2022

Weekly Road Closures: Jan.15-21

The Department of Transportation announced the road and lane closures for the week of Jan. 15-21. Lane closure schedules may change at any time without further notice. All projects are weather permitting. There will be no daytime roadwork scheduled on Monday, Jan. 17 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, unless permitted. Highway 130 […]
Friday, January 14, 2022

Unpermitted Structure, 2 Cars Destroyed in Puna Fire

No injuries were reported after an unpermitted structure and two vehicles in Puna were destroyed in a fire Friday, Jan. 14.
Friday, January 14, 2022

Field Set for Mitsubishi Electric Championship Golf Tourney at Hualālai

The 42-player field is set for next week’s Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai.
Friday, January 14, 2022

Hundreds of COVID Test Samples Lost in Transit

Hundreds of residents will have to retest for COVID-19 after their swabs collected this month were lost in transit to the lab, county officials confirmed.
Friday, January 14, 2022

Another Cruise Line to Sail to Hawaiʻi

A third port agreement with a cruise line to resume sailing in Hawaiian waters was finalized, The Hawai‘i Department of Transportation Harbors Division announced Friday, Jan. 14.
Friday, January 14, 2022

3-Year Grant Awarded to Help Beginning Farmers, Ranchers on Big Island

Hoʻōla Veteran Services, better known as Hoʻōla Farms, has been awarded a three-year grant to support their Beginning Farmer and Rancher Training program on Hawaiʻi Island, which assists veterans and community members interested in becoming agricultural entrepreneurs.
Friday, January 14, 2022

HPD Renews Request for Help Finding Missing Puna Woman

Authorities are renewing their request for help locating a missing Puna woman.
Friday, January 14, 2022

Horner Named CEO For Nā Leo o Hawaiʻi, Replacing Disgraced Predecessor

The Board of Directors of Nā Leo o Hawaiʻi announced on Friday, Jan. 14 the appointment of Paul W. Horner as its President and Chief Executive Officer effective Feb. 1.
Friday, January 14, 2022

Big Island Police Offer Tips to Prevent Vehicle Break-Ins

In light of a recent slew of vehicle break-ins, Hawaiʻi Island police are offering tips to residents to prevent break-ins and thefts.
Friday, January 14, 2022

Sanctuary Modifies Ocean Count in 2022 Due to COVID

Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary will be running a modified Ocean Count program for 2022, the organization announced Friday, Jan. 14.
Friday, January 14, 2022

3,099 New Cases, 3 Deaths Reported Friday

The state Department of Health reported 3,099 new COVID-19 cases Friday, bringing the statewide total to 160,031. Three new fatalities were reported.
Friday, January 14, 2022

Over 200 Inmates Statewide Receive COVID Booster as Part of Incentive Program

Two hundred fifty-five inmates have received a COVID-19 booster shot following the state’s announcement of a $25 incentive to fully vaccinated incarcerated individuals.
Friday, January 14, 2022

Zero-Water-Waste Poster Contest Calling all Creative Keiki

The fourth annual Keiki Water Conservation Poster Contest is now open to all Big Island students between kindergarten and the fifth grade, hosted by the county Department of Water Supply.
Thursday, January 13, 2022

Volcano Watch: HVO Erupts With Gratitude For University of Hawaiʻi Partners

Seismologists, geodesists, geochemists, geologists, technicians, and support staff all work together to accomplish the same mission: to monitor, research, and assess hazards related to volcanoes and earthquakes in Hawai‘i.
Thursday, January 13, 2022

Police Seeking Hilo Runaway

Hawai‘i Island police are looking for 16-year-old Kelis Garmon-Mercado of Hilo, who is reported as a runaway.

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